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in our privacy series. we are looking at privacy issues and telecommunications policy. joining us from mount view, california, is yahoo!'s cheap of privacy, anne toth. also with us, juliana grunewald. thank you for being with us from california. what is your job at yahoo!? >> i am the vice president of global policy and the head of privacy at yahoo! that means i work with product teams, marketing, customer care, a work throughout the organization to make sure our policies and privacy promises are embedded throughout policies and products. >> this is what you had to say about yahoo!'s privacy policy. >> is this a new policy that yahoo! has developed, and is it one of the more stringent ones in your world? >> our policies have been in evolution over time. i think our thinking about privacy from the beginning. i have been a guy who for 12 years and i have worked with product people to make sure that privacy is reflected through our products services. that is absolutely nothing new. the way we have been thinking about privacy lately has been about how to contextualize privacy so that it ha
settings to get rid of. we would oppose using those for marketing purposes. there might be reasons to use those technologies to deliver something to you like a movie or tv show or game or something that is more interactive, but that is different from collecting information and using it for marketing for offices, and we would oppose the use of persistent technologies for marketing purposes. >> you said that the baucher and stearns draft bill would have a dramatic effect on your industry. can you give more detail about what you do not like and what you do like about your bill? i know that privacy advocates do not think it goes nearly far enough, and it is true -- too industry-friendly. >> we would not describe the bill as industry-friendly. the kinds of things we do not like about it -- we think is much too broad and a lot of the definitions are very broad. there are things that i think everyone would agree have been defined many times over by other laws as personally identifiable useful information, like social security numbers, but there are other things considered personally of verifiabl
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